About Us

The Foundation

      The Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc. is a charitable non-profit organization independent of  the College for the purpose of charitable, scientific and educational support of the College in the following ways:

  • To maintain, develop, increase and extend the facilities and services of Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, New Mexico, and to provide broader educational service opportunities to its students, staff. faculty, and the residents of the geographic areas which it serves;
  • To solicit and receive by gift, grant, devise or bequest, and to acquire by purchase, lease, exchange or otherwise, property, both real and personal, either as absolute owner or as trustee thereof, and to manage and administer same;
  • To make contributions, grants, gifts, and transfers of property,both real and personal, either outright or intrust, to or for the exclusive benefit of the College, or to or for the benefit of other organizations identified and associated with the College, which are tax-exempt, organizations under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,as amended;
  • To create and encourage private individuals and organizations to invest in the support of the College programs and services with the assurance that the benefits of these gifts and donations supplement state appropriations to the College;
  • To provide a corporate structure for managing private gifts and donations, including endowments and income producing properties, that do not jeopardize the College’s tax-exempt status or create unrelated business tax obligations for the College;
  • To provide added assurance to donors that their contributions will be distributed and utilized for the specified purposes; 
  • To provide a medium for alumni and community leaders to participate in and contribute to the strengthening of the College through their participation in the solicitation, management and distribution of private gifts and donations.

Mesalands  Community College Foundation, Inc. welcomes donations of  cash, and personal  property or real property, subject to the approval of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of local business owners, bankers, and other area individuals who are committed to the success of Mesalands Community College and its students. 

Board of Directors

Ms. Laurie Bidegain, Chair
Mr. Craig Currell, Vice Chair
Mr. James Streetman, Secretary
Mr. Craig Cosner
Ms. Liz Estrada
Ms. Lesley Marshall
Ms. Beth Sisneros 

Dr. Thomas W. Newsom (Ex Oficio) President- Mesalands Community College

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

The Mesalands Community College Foundation

911 South Tenth Street, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401

575-461-4413